Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Legal expert says Destiny Church unlikely to be deregistered as charity despite 12,000 people signing petition

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

A legal expert says Destiny Church is unlikely to be deregistered as a charity despite thousands of people signing a petition calling for its charitable status to be revoked. It comes amid controversy over Brian Tamaki’s involvement in anti-lockdown protests. Tamaki’s Freedoms and Rights Coalition is responsible for organising several anti-lockdown protests, while Tamaki himself Read more

Win-win: strategic giving funds gap in social services

Thursday, November 11th, 2021
One Donor

The wealth gap in New Zealand is growing – but many people behind philanthropic giving are changing the shape of charity. The changes are taking the form of new sorts of funds where ‘donors’ still get a return. They include bonds resulting in community housing being built, investments in education and health and ‘impact investment’. Read more

Children benefit from big funding boost for Homes of Hope

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Homes of Hope is thanking the community for helping it deliver tangible outcomes for children in New Zealand society. Homes of Hope is foster care that keeps siblings together and ensures they are not moved from placement to placement whilst in care. This stability and consistency of care is crucial to their healing journey and Read more

Vodafone NZ donates more than $43 million to over 1000 charities

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Vodafone NZ has passed a significant milestone in its corporate philanthropy efforts, having supported more than 1000 charitable organisations since 2002 with donations totalling over $43 million, making the digital services provider one of the largest corporate philanthropic donors in Aotearoa. According to Philanthropy New Zealand, Vodafone “offers a great example of how businesses in Read more

Luxury handbags for those in need

Monday, October 5th, 2020

A hundred Yu Mei handbags will go on sale for reduced prices at the Wellington City Mission today, as the luxury leather goods label partners with the mission for a new campaign. The bags will be donated to the Wellington City Mission’s Taranaki Street store and sold at a cheaper price than usual on Saturday, Read more

Fratelli Tutti – Summary of Francis Encyclical – on the fraternity and social friendship

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Pope Francis Social Encyclical: ‘Fratelli Tutti’ was launched at the Vatican, Sunday 4 October, 2020. The document focuses on fraternity and social friendship as the ways to build a better, more just and peaceful world – with the contribution of all: people and institutions. The official summary follows, with a link to download the full Read more

Fratelli Tutti: Francis explores fraternity and social friendship

Monday, October 5th, 2020

October 4, Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti during a visit to Assisi. The encyclical calls for a new kind of politics and emphasises social friendship as a way to build a more just and peaceful world. It encourages the contribution of all people and institutions and seeks to build a global movement Read more

Vatican, WCC issue joint document on charity during pandemic

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council of Churches – WCC – have jointly called on Christians to reflect on charity and “the importance of interreligious solidarity in a world wounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.” The PCID and WCC on Thursday released a joint document “Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: Read more

Charity thieves asked to “do the right thing”

Monday, August 12th, 2019

On his quest to help the homeless Tiny Deane saved up for a trailer to help shift people into new homes. Now he’s asking for help to get it back after thieves made off with it in a night raid. Read more Related Posts:Clifflife Church property ‘totally ransacked’ in late-night…Catholic archdiocese building up to 20 tiny shelters Read more

Failed Wellington bus changes a foodband windfall

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

A commuter’s moment of inspiration and some hard work between two parishioners from St Michael and All Angels Church in the Wellington suburb of  Newlands has resulted in a windfall for the Newlands foodbank. Continue reading Related Posts:Eco-church gets $20k from cash-strapped city councilCovid closes prominent Wellington churchCommunity service award for retired cleanerGreen posturing damages Read more